Review: Hop Rye'It, 10 Barrel Brewing

Hop Rye'It
10 Barrel Brewing Co. — Bend, OR

Stats:
  • Style:  IPA
  • Bitterness:  Not specified
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Malts:  Not specified
  • Hops:  Not specified
  • Sampled:  12 oz. bottle

Description:  None provided.

Random thoughts:  I'm drinking Hop Rye'It as part of my series on spring seasonal beers. BridgePort's Smooth Ryed is another spring seasonal that features rye.

The tasting:  Amber in color, clear, with an off-white head that dissipates very slowly. There's a lot of effervescence floating through the glass. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and a touch of spicy rye. In flavor, the rye is prominent—it's spicy and not soapy, as I've noticed in some other rye ales (including my own homebrew). In addition to rye, caramel, grapefruit, and toast are present. The malt flavors are mildly sweet and hop bitterness is on the high side. Hop Rye'It is medium bodied, has a creamy mouth feel, and finishes with grapefruit hop bitterness and a touch of rye

Rating: 4 star. Really Good! I want this again!  Overall, this is a good IPA that nicely incorporates rye. I appreciated how the rye aroma and flavors were front and center, rather that used subtlety in the background. If you like rye in your beer, don't miss this one!

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